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adjective arbitrary pronunciation in American English /ˈɑrbɪˌtreri/
  1. not based on any particular plan, or not done for any particular reason

    an arbitrary decision

    The selection of the 100 participants was completely arbitrary.

    1. a.
      used about actions that are considered to be unfair

      This is a country where arbitrary arrests are commonplace.

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 arbitrary pronunciation in American English /ˈɑrbɪˌtrerəli/arbitrary pronunciation in American English /ˌɑrbɪˈtrerəli/ adverb
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to fall over forwards so that your face hits the ground or another surface

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the activity of exploring abandoned buildings and other manmade structures

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